This installation is conceptual dollhouse that represents the self and the parts it’s composed of. In our installation these parts are represented as family members that inhabit a dollhouse, inspired by Barrio Logan. This translation of neighborhood to dollhouse is straightforward – the Barrio is our home, and the people who live here are our family.

Our concept is inspired by the theoretical framework of “Internal Family Systems.” The premise for IFS is simple: though we are a whole person we are composed of many parts, each one worth knowing and witnessing.These parts of ourselves all have an age, a name and a story about when they were created; usually at a young age.

This project was awarded a grant by Woodbury University. It did not get built due to budget limitations.